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  • The Tower is beyond amazing and we had a lovely time.

    The Wadham family
  • A fabulous Christmas in the most special of buildings. We have enjoyed making some very precious family memories.

    The Woods Family, Christmas 2014
  • Aikwood Tower is one of Scotland's finest examples of understated luxury...and has all the trappings of the 21st century whilst maintaining a unique medieval allure.

    aluxurytravelblog.com
  • What a quiet few days at Aikwood – sheer bliss!

    Robert and Janice Beaton, Scotland
  • Aikwood is still Aikwood and although it has been reincarnated for the 21st century, its character hasn't really changed at all.

    Scottish Field
  • Named in 'Top 12 most spectacular self-catered properties'. Look out across the spectacular wilderness of the Ettrick Valley...open fires to toast toes in front of and a great hall for boozy banquets.

    The Sunday Times
  • Once again back to the Ettrick Valley and Aikwood Tower. As usual having a relaxing time. It is always a pleasure being here.

    Jens Jelnes, Denmark
  • A fabulous castle in a hidden corner of Scotland with all the luxuries one could wish for after a day exploring the delightful countryside.

    National Geographic
  • Our family really enjoyed our time at Aikwood Tower. It is a very beautiful place. Thank you for this magical experience that our family will never forget.

    Damon Cooley, Texas
  • For someone spending their honeymoon here there couldn’t be a more special and beautiful place. Lovely views and beautiful atmosphere. We’re sure to be back.

    Samir & Twinkle Paintal, India

Understated luxury in the Scottish Borders

There's no better place to revive your batteries or host a get-together of family and friends.

Built in the 1540s, our striking Grade A-listed tower house is full of authentic medieval castle charm - from the spiral staircase that winds its way through the heart of the building to the enormous crackling fire in the Great Hall. It's now been lovingly restored and renovated into five-star boutique accommodation without comprimising on the integrity of the original building. With five en-suite bedrooms (sleeping eleven guests) and four reception rooms there's ample room for relaxing and socialising!

Located 40 miles south of Edinburgh in the heart of the Ettrick Forest - the ancient hunting ground of Scottish royalty up to the days of Mary Queen of Scots - the stunning local landscape around Aikwood Tower offers some of the finest walks, cycling, shooting and fishing in Scotland, among many other leisure activities.

Whether you are looking for peace, calm and to be left alone to enjoy your stay on a self-catered basis or wish to be spoilt by local caterers with fine food and drink, the discreet, efficient and friendly staff of Aikwood Tower will ensure your stay is a happy and memorable one.